Simona Tofani

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Sleeps5
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 3 nights

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FRANCESCA

Historic Center Apartment Rental Photos and Description

2 Bedroom apartment with terrace in historical centre of Florence

In the area of Piazza della Signoria and Piazza Santa Croce. At the second and unique floor, in Via Vinegia n. 2, a small and very quiet road in a pedestrian area, these two lovely and particular apartments have been completely restored and decorated with taste and care for any expectations you may have. Home parfumes, extra -virgin olive oil of our own production, coffes and teas for complementary..

Both apartments belong to an ancient bulding and share a private entrance from the road, in front of the magnificent stonewall of the medieval S. Remigio Church, in one of the oldest and most famous area of Florence. The location is so central that you can easily get back home any time of the day for a quick rest or a bite and go out again to visit this magnificent city, With all kind of shops just around the corner and Piazza della Signoria at 1 minutes walk, these property are really in the centre of the centre!

Both with two confortable bedrooms, sitting room and kitchen and a 5th bed in the sitting room.

Simona's apartment has got a cozy and secluded terrace full of plants and partially covered. With a coffee table and 5 comfortable seats, it's perfect for breakfast, tea time or a glass of wine..

Francesca's apartment has two brand new contemporary bathrooms with big and comfortable showers, antique wooden high ceilings but NO terrace!

Via Vinegia 2: a very strategic position! You can look at the tower of Palazzo Vecchio in Piazza della Signoria from Simona's terrace or from Francesca's kitchen .

Simona's apartment has been entirely restored and redecorated with taste at the end of 2008. Full equipped kitchen, brand new bathroom, beautiful floor.. a romantic and private terrace rich of plants.. Perfumes d'ambience, extra-virgin olive oil of our own production.. LCD TV with decoder.. Antique furniture.. A house prepared with love to give you a place to relax after a full immersion in the beauties of the city!

Francesca's is our new apartment, completely restored at the end of september 2011: it has its own personal taste with the same attention to details: wooden white ceiling, parquet floor, antique furniture and contemporary confort: two bright new full bathrooms with extra large showers, kitchen fully equipped, a relaxing sitting room..

Both apartment have their own heating and a/c, our guests can easily set them as preferred

History and leisure: The entire historical centre of Florence has been declared World Heritage by the UNESCO and Via Vinegia is just in the middle of it! All the major sites are within walking distance: Piazza della Signoria and the Uffizi Gallery, Ponte vecchio, The Duomo, The magnificent church of Santa Croce: everything is just around the corner.

And if you like to try the very best food you have a choice of restaurants and, most of all, you are at 10 min. walking from one of the oldest and most famous market in Florence, The Sant'Ambrogio market where you can buy the most exquisite traditional food.. and as far as ice-cream is concerned, Vivoli (the most famous one) is at 3 min walking

Via de Neri, the road at 20 mt from Via Vinegia is full of all kind of shops: groceries, take away, chemistry, fruiters, ice-cream, bakeries, mini market, bars, laundry...

Anything you may need is just around the corner!

Car: The centre of Florence is closed to car with specific rules. We suggest you NOT TO ARRIVE WITH A CAR if you can. You won't need (and you won't be allowed too) to use it during your staying in the city. But in case you should have it, we will be glad to give you all the informations you may need for entering and parking in this area. Please take note that since June 2013 the area around the property is going to be Pedestrian so there is no way to reach the apartments with a car

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Details for Francesca 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5, 2 Bathrooms

Our new property has been under a complete restoration ended in sept. 2011. It has been appointed with the same attention to details and comfort as per our previous and highly reviewed apartment Simona: They are both on the same floor with a private entrance from the road, so no other properties have access to them. The apartment is in an ancient building right in the middle of the historical centre of Florence. You can look to the tower of Palazzo Vecchio from the windows of the property. Stones away from all the major sites of Florence, it is still in a quite road with almost no traffic. Wooden white ceiling, parquet floor, two bright new and contemporary bathrooms both with extra-large showers, a brand new kitchen and a sitting room/dining area with antique furnitures and a 32in LCD tv: this is the property. Take note that Francesca unit DO NOT share the terrace with Simona's. A/C and Heating are of exclusive use of the apartment. Guests can easily controll them
Suitability:
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • pets not allowed
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • unsuitable for elderly or infirm
Simona Tofani (Owner)
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About Simona Tofani

I am a florentine in love with Florence! But I also love to travel and always look for places that can make me feel home away from home. So I prepared these properties asking myself what I, as a traveller, would have loved to find in a rental property and try to do my best to accomplish this goal. That's why you'll find tea and coffee available on your arrival or the home fragances to welcome you at the property.

Simona Tofani purchased this apartment in 2005

Guestbook comments from the owner

Review of Via Vinegia 2



This apartment provided a great base from which to explore Florence. Tucked away in a quiet street between the Piazza Signoria and Santa Croce, the location is excellent, within walking distance of just about everywhere. The apartment itself is as nice as the photos with large bedrooms, lovely bathrooms, fully fitted kitchen, all immaculate and finished to the highest standard. Simona was very welcoming, explaining how everything worked, and leaving a huge bowl of fresh fruit and the essentials for cooking – olive oil, tea and coffee and lots of condiments. She was also available at any time for questions or advice. There are several shops to buy food and wine nearby, and lots of good restaurants. We especially enjoyed Trattoria Anita on the next corner and Pennello near Dante’s house. Staying in this apartment was so much more enjoyable than a hotel and much more reasonable. I feel I’ve found my ‘home away from home’ and will definitely be going back.
Apr 2013
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Francesca
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Francesca
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5

Great apartment

  • 5 of 5
If you stay here, you won't be disappointed! Very comfortable, clean and absolutely the best location. Simona and her sister are very friendly and helpful. I'd jump at the chance to return there! we were 2 couples and thoroughly enjoyed our stay.

Grazie per tutto Simona! Forse un giorno ritorno a Firenze!
  • Submitted: Jun 3, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
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Francesca
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Historic Center Florence
5

Beautiful Apartment in a Fantastic Location

  • 5 of 5
A gorgeous apartment, we loved staying here and highly recommend it. The owner was a pleasure to deal with, very responsive at all times and incredibly helpful when we arrived, she showed us around and gave great recommendations for dinner - the restaurant Anita just steps away was so fantastic we ate there twice!
The apartment is beautiful, very elegant and stylish furnishings and everything is of the best quality. Plenty of space too with 2 bedrooms and 2 large and modern bathrooms. The beds were exceptionally comfortable! The kitchen was fully stocked with everything you could need and the living area was cosy and comfortable.
The location is second to none, the streets around the apartment are lively and buzzing full of great bars, restaurants and so much going on. That said, it was also very quiet and calm when you got inside the apartment. It is so close to all the main tourist sights and we found it a real home from home. Highly recommended and we would love to go back!
  • Submitted: Jun 2, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
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Francesca
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Historic Center Florence
5

TERRIFIC APARTMENT!

  • 5 of 5
What a find!!! Great location, great space, great beds and linens, super clean, comfortable, and everything you could possibly want for your stay in Florence. Incredibly quiet for the location as well despite its proximity to some very noisy streets. Tons of restaurants, markets and shops just around the corner. Simona, the owner, was a pleasure to work with and made the entire process very easy. She even arranged a taxi for us to return to the airport. A lot of nice, personal touches that reflect the care, pride and attention to detail that she has put into making the apartment the perfect accommodation for travelers who want an authentic experience. In my opinion, the photos accurately reflect the space..in fact, I was quite surprised at the amount of room we had. Having 2 full bathrooms was a bonus! It's great for 2 couples or a family of 4 or even 5 if you don't mind using the daybed in the living room which makes a VERY comfortable single bed. We would definitely recommend this property to friends and relatives...I hope to have the opportunity to return to Florence and would stay here again if it's available. Thanks Simona for a wonderful experience!
  • Submitted: Apr 7, 2014
  • Stayed: Apr 2014
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Francesca
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Historic Center Florence
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5

Fantastic apartment!

  • 5 of 5
Look no further for an apartment in Florence; this is the one. We were two couples that decided to rent "The Francesca" apartment, and were all very delighted with our choice. It was wonderful! The location was excellent, and in a quiet, safe, and secure neighborhood. The apartment is close to stores, cafe's, restaurants, and tourist destinations. Francesca was there to meet us, and showed us where everything was, how it worked, and also recommended some great restaurants. (A very nice lady!) The pictures shown are accurate, and the place is immaculate. All the rooms have been recently reovated with the highest quality of materials & ammendities. (The only item the kitchen was missing was an American coffee maker.) The bathrooms are a very good size, with wonderful showers! The bedrooms have very comfortable mattresses and pillows; a welcome relief after touring all day. I would definitly recommend this apartment without hesitation!
  • Submitted: Oct 21, 2013
  • Stayed: Oct 2013
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Francesca
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Historic Center Florence
5

Wonderful, beautiful, VERY, VERY clean!

  • 5 of 5
Simona is wonderful! The apartment was more beautiful in person. The rooms are larger than they appear in the pictures. Very comfortable for 2 couples or a family. Everything you need is in the apartment. Would stay again! Location is perfect.
  • Submitted: Oct 21, 2013
  • Stayed: Sep 2013
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Francesca
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p420459?uni_id=1198858
Historic Center Florence
5

Great location, great apartment! Can't wait to go back!

Great location, great apartment! Can't wait to go back!
  • 5 of 5
We stayed in the "Francesca" unit Sept 26- Oct 1. There were 4 adults and the layout of the unit was fantastic! Nice large rooms and lots of privacy with separate ensuite in one of the bedrooms. Perfect for 2 couples. Unit was very clean and well maintained. The location was fabulous! With in walking distance to pretty much everything. Great shops and restaurants close by. Simona was wonderful! Met us at the apartment upon our arrival and was very efficient with check in- answered all our questions, provided us with useful information and even helped us with figuring out the train schedule. The only negative... wish we could have stayed longer!
  • Submitted: Oct 10, 2013
  • Stayed: Sep 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children
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Map

Map

Nearest Airport
5 Kilometres
Aeroporto Amerigo Vespucci
Nearest Train
1 Kilometres
Firenze S.M.N.
Nearest Motorway
5 Kilometres
A1/A11
Car: not necessary

The property is located in a quiet small road, Via Vinegia 2, between Piazza della Signoria and Piazza Santa Croce, in front of the medieval walls of St. Remigio church. We are in a pedestrian area in the very heart of the historical center of Florence. Every famous artistic site can be reached in a few minutes: piazza Duomo, the Uffizi Gallery, Pontevecchio, Palazzo Pitti. The area around the property is full of shops, restaurants, pubs, bars, internet point and wireless cafè and any services needed (supermarket, laundry, pharmacy etc..) This area is known as ZTL (limited traffic area) and from June 2013 it will be pedestrian.

No cars are allowed to reach the property in no case (apart from taxis) so in case you plan to arrive with your car in Florence, there are special instructions. We'll be glad to provide them

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Availability & Rates

Availability & Rates

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Historic Center Apartment Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
high season
Apr 1 2014 - Nov 1 2014
3 night minimum stay
€180
€1,000
 
 
Low season
Nov 2 2014 - Dec 17 2014
3 night minimum stay
€160
€900
 
 
High season
Dec 18 2014 - Jan 7 2015
3 night minimum stay
€180
€1,000
 

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Notes Please take note that the rates do not include electricity/heating and final cleaning.
Heating: 5 euro per day
Electricity Euro 0,35 x kw (average consumption per week euro 15 in winter, 40 euro in summer)
Final cleaning 60,00 - for renting longer than 8 days final cleaning will be inscreased
IN CASE OF 2 SPARE NIGHTS BETWEEN TWO RESERVATIONS WE ARE GLAD TO ACCEPT 2 NIGHTS STAYING
We'll be glad to provide all the required info about our reservation policy once you get in touch
The refundable deposit is required on arrival and given back on departure
Rental price per property and up to 4 pax, an extra 20 euro per day will be charged for the 5th pax
Our rates are discounted from the 4th night on and accordinlgy with the lenght of your stay, please ask for a quotation
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Amenities

Amenities

Historic Center Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment (detached)
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 75 m²
Location Type:
  • Downtown
Theme:
  • Historic
  • Luxury
General:
  • Washing Machine
  • Sofa Bed
  • Air Conditioning
  • Linens Provided
  • Iron & Board
  • Hair Dryer
  • Laundry Soap
  • Local Maps
  • Mosquito Magnet
  • Wireless Internet
  • Internet
  • Towels Provided
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Basic Soaps
Kitchen:
  • Dishwasher
  • Refrigerator
  • Microwave
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Toaster
  • Cooking Utensils
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 5 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 en-suite - toilet , shower , bidet , shower 70x120
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , bidet , shower 80 x 100
  • Both bathrooms have two beautiful large showers
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , queen size bed 160
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single , large single beds (90-200)
    Bedroom 3 - 1 twin/ single , 1 sleep sofa /futon , singolo 80-190
  • The master bedroom has got 2 large single beds and a bathroom en-suite The second bedroom has a queen size bed. Please take note that we can accomodate a 6th person adding a 3rd single bed in the masterbedroom Both bedrooms are provided with soundproof windows
Entertainment:
  • Television
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Books
Suitability:
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • pets not allowed
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • unsuitable for elderly or infirm
Attractions:
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • library
  • museums
Leisure Activities:
  • sight seeing
  • outlet shopping
Local Services & Businesses:
  • medical services
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • ATM/bank
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • swimming
  • tennis
Notes:
The stairs common to both apartment have only 14 steps up from the road. Elderly with no particular problem of deambulation can easily jump them.
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